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NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS


Published 1945


National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 43452, LI 238.2 - NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS - DVD Copied by Ann Galloway. Series: Motion Picture Films Used as Exhibits and Evidence at World War II War Crimes Trials, compiled 1945 - 1947. COMPILATION FILM REPORT: On conditions found in Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Belgium by advancing Allied Armies during World War II. Consists primarily of dead and surviving prisoners and of facilities used to kill and tortue. R.1: Army Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, Navy Lt. E. Ray Kellogg and U.S. Chief of Counsel Robert H. Jackson read exhibited affidavits which attest to authenticity of scenes in film. Map of Europe shows locations of concentration camps in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovokia, Danzing, Denmark, France, Germany, Isle of Jersey, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland and Yugoslavia. At Leipsig Concentration Camp, there are piles of dead bodies, and many living Russian, Czechoslovakian, Polish and French prisoners. At Penig Concentration Camp, Hungarian women and others display wounds. Doctors treat patients and U.S. Red Cross workers move them to German Air Force hospital where their former captors are forced to care for them. R.2: At Ohrdruf Concentration Camp, inspection team composed of Allied military leaders, members of U.S. Congress and local townspeople tours camp. Among them are Generals Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Forces commander; Omar Nelson Bradley; and George S. Patten. General Eisenhower speaks with Congressmen. They see bodies heaped on grill at crematorium and Polish, Czechoslovakian, Russian, Belgian, German Jews and German political prisoners. Col. Heyden Sears, Combat Command A, 4th Armored Division commander, forces local townspeople to tour camp. U.S. officers arrive at Hadamar Concentration Camp, where Polish, Russian and German political and religious dissidents were murdered. Maj. Herman Boelke of U.S. War Crimes Investigation Team (WCIT) examines survivors. Bodies are exhumed from mass graves for examination, identification and burial. Four-man panel interviews facility director Dr. Waldman and chief male nurse Karl Wille. R.3:At Breendonck Concentration Camp, Belgium, methods of torture are demonstrated. At Harlan Concentration Camp near Hannover, U.S. Red Cross aides Polish survivors. Allied troops and able-bodied survivors bury dead. At Arnstadt Concentration Camp, German villagers are forced to exhume Polish and Russian bodies from mass graves. R.4: At Nordhausen Concentration Camp, there are piles of bodies. Troops treat, feed and remove survivors who are mainly Polish, Russian and French. At Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Navy Lt. Jack H. Taylor stands with fellow survivors and describes his capture, imprisonment and conditions at Mauthausen. Volunteers bathe victims. R.5: At Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Army trucks arrive with aid for survivors. Piles of dead, mutilated and emaciated bodies. Some survivors among dead. Huge ovens and piles of bone ash on floor of crematorium. Civilians from nearby Weimar are forced to tour camp. They see exhibits of lampshades made of human skin, and two shrunken heads. R.6: British commander of Royal Artillery describes conditions at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. German Army Schutzstaffel (SS) troops are forced to bury dead and aid survivors. Woman doctor, former prisoner, describes conditions in female section of camp. Belson commander Kramer is taken into custody. German guards bury dead. Bulldozer pushes piles of bodies into mass graves.


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Reviewer: A_Stoddard - - August 10, 2015
Subject: How does this archive "bombard" Reynaldo Groid?
After the seemingly reasonable concession that that historical archives are necessary. (And adding the the claim that his relatives were killed by the Nazi's)...

Reynaldo Groid insinuates that THIS ARCHIVE is part of some campaign in which he and others are being "bombarded".

Really, Mr. Groid???

1) This documentary record was ordered by General Eisenhower because he realized that -- without a doubt -- one day there would be systematic attempts to deny this Mass Murder.

2) This documentary is available only for people who make the effort to find it or provide it to others.

3) While it remains true that human beings have massacred each other throughout history, the important lesson that this historical record teaches us is that we are now in an age where the genocide can be "industrialized" on a vast scale. (The Nazi's had already tried mass executions by firing squad and found them not "efficient enough" for the numbers they wished to kill)

4) The importance of archives like this is to remind would-be mass murderers in the present day that no amount of revisionist history will succeed in covering their crimes. And there is deterrance in this.

ASK YOURSELVES, READERS: why would Reynaldo Groid go in search of this HISTORICAL ARCHIVE, then claim that he is being "bombarded", before suggesting that we all "move on".

General Eisenhower ordered this documentary to deal with the Reynaldo Groids of the world.
Reviewer: dnms531 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2014
Subject: Very Important Video
This video is not just one more piece about the holocaust...This is the Holocaust. The sheer number of the camps is sobering, but the many different manifestations of cruelty, so coldly applied to fellow human beings, is simply astounding.
The extensive documentation of these camps affords us a unique opportunity to never forget
Reviewer: Reynaldo Groid - favoritefavorite - February 4, 2014
Subject: Enough!
Yes, it is good to keep this sort of thing for historical purposes. Nazis killed my relatives, too. Yes, "Never Again." But when you are bombarded with this sort of thing over and over, again, from the crib to the grave, ad nuaseam, the effect wears off. Frankly, I have no more tears left for these people. Life is tough. People of all kinds have been massacred for thousands of years for bad reasons or no reasons. Enough. I'm moving on.
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